Lonely Planet Kids Myths and Legends of the World 1
Curious reader- open your mystical map and get ready to travel through time with these 21 extraordinary stories of daring and deceit, reward and punishment. Meet gods, goddesses, serpents, talking fish and clever spiders. Cavort with sea nymphs, mystical women, terrifying beasts and volcano people as you discover different tales of how the world began.
Retold by Alli Brydon and beautifully illustrated by Julia Iredale, these fascinating myths and legends will transport you to every corner of the globe and link you to the people who preserved these tales through oral tradition. The souls of ancestors, the lives of heroes, and the fates of mortals are waiting to be discovered.
Myths from Africa include:
- 'The Creation of the World' from the Kuba people of the Democratic Republic of Congo
- 'The Tale of the Ghosts and the Flutes' from the Beba people of Cameroon
- 'Anansi and the Box of Stories' from the Ashanti people of present-day Ghana
Myths from Europe include:
- The Selkies from Scottish mythology
- 'Athena, Arachne and the Dueling Looms' from Greek mythology
Myths from Asia include:
- Lord Ganesh from the Hindu pantheon
- 'Nyai Loro Kidul, Queen of the Sea' from Indonesian mythology
Myths of Oceania include:
- 'The Legend of Maui' from Polynesian mythology
- Uluru from the Anangu people of Australia
- The Rainbow Serpent from the Aboriginal people of Australia
Myths of the Americas include:
- 'Coyote Steals Fire for the People' from the Native American people of the United States
- 'The Hero Twins Visit the Underworld' from the Mayan People of Mesoamerica
- The Mapinguary from Brazilian mythology
Myths from the Arctic include:
- Sedna, the Mother of the Sea from Inuit mythology
- Niekija and the Northern Lights from Sami Shamanism
About Lonely Planet Kids: Lonely Planet Kids-an imprint of the world's leading travel authority Lonely Planet-published its first book in 2011. Over the past 45 years, Lonely Planet has grown a dedicated global community of travelers, many of whom are now sharing a passion for exploration with their children. Lonely Planet Kids educates and encourages young readers at home and in school to learn about the world with engaging books on culture, sociology, geography, nature, history, space and more. We want to inspire the next generation of global citizens and help kids and their parents to approach life in a way that makes every day an adventure. Come explo
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About the Author
Author Alli Brydon is inspired by natural wonders and what they can teach us, and she strives to bring that magic to the books she writes for children. Recent picture books include Lobstah Gahden, illustrated by EG Keller, and Love Around the World, illustrated by Wazza Pink. She also writes nonfiction about creatures, from insects to lemurs to humans. Alli holds an MFA in poetry from Sarah Lawrence College in New York and lives in England with her family. Learn more at www.allibrydon.com.
Ashling Lindsay is an artist and writer from Belfast, Ireland. Her picture books are published in more than ten languages and have received various awards and accolades, including a nomination for the Kate Greenaway Medal; being shortlisted for the Waterstones Children's Book Prize, the Klaus Flugge Prize, and the Children's Books Ireland Book of the Year; and being longlisted for the UKLA Book Awards. In 2020 she was awarded the KPMG Children's Books Ireland Honour Award for Illustration with her book The Tide, written by Clare Helen Welsh. Learn more at www.ashlinglindsay.co.uk.
Julia Iredale is an artist from Victoria, BC. She earned a Bachelors degree in Illustration from Emily Carr University in 2015, and now works as a freelance illustrator for clients around the world. Her work is informed by her love of mythology, dark fantasy, and human psychology, weaving these together to create beautiful, mysterious characters and worlds.